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Fudge

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Clarence Arcade
« on: April 04, 2013, 10:18 AM »
Just learn't this week that they are taking the glass roof of it and I think they are making a different entrance to it such a shame as it is lovely building but it is empty inside now with Stamford St being like a Ghost Town Fudge

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 03:27 PM »
Thank you Fudge, just rushed down to Ashton and did a video of the Arcade before it changes.

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 06:40 PM »
Here's my video of the Arcade

http://youtu.be/pNu0fxgKhLs

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 06:59 PM »
Lovely video such a shame it will lose its roof. Fudge

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 09:42 PM »
Thanks again Vanessa.
Is the Ashton School of Dancing still there?

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 10:24 PM »
There is a dance school there, called, Next Step

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 06:44 AM »
Thank you Vanessa for the walk down memory lane. I use to have dancing lessons there in the 1940s boy that's a long time ago, can't remember the teachers name but recall most of the ballet moves we learned.
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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 04:55 PM »
Was it the Noreen Dickinson School of Dancing, Stella. I remember a Frank and Melody from the dance school performing at Waterloo Methodist Sunday school concerts in the 1950s!
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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2013, 05:57 PM »
Noreen Dickinson was near Cockbrook I think Melody went to my Senior School she was the Niece of Noreen and now runs the dance school. Fudge

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 09:07 AM »
Thanks Fudge. I used to think Melody was such a fantastic name......after all the Jeans, Shirley's and Margaret, it was rather exotic :-)
Melody danced really well too so not surprised she now runs the dance school.
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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 01:37 PM »
I agree about the name Meg. To digress slightly, I've just been reading yesterday's Times newspaper about the most popular boys and girls Christian names since 2010. About 80% of them appear in my family tree from Victorian times. It's true that 'what goes around comes around'.

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013, 07:01 AM »
Meg, now I am dredging this up from somewhere its a long time ago but the name Jean Whitington popped up, although I did go to one in Stalybridge and I could be getting them Mixed up.
Also went to one near the Parish school, gosh sound quite the busy bee.
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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2013, 08:50 AM »
Hi Stella

I think you are right. Jean Whitington was the one from Cockbrook!

Hope all is well with you and yours?

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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2013, 05:20 PM »
Thanks Maureen. I didn't remember the Jean Whittington school of dance.
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Re: Clarence Arcade
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2013, 06:12 AM »